Posted in All Kid Activities

Cotton Ball Painting

This is an easy activity.
Just to make painting more fun! 

It’s perfect for little hands that have a hard time holding on to brushes. And still fun for older kids. My 6 year old still enjoyed this activity.

You will need:

1. Muffin/cupcake pan (you can use paper plates if you dont have this)
2. Cotton Balls
3. Laundry clips
4. Finger paints
5. Paper


I used 2 cotton balls for each color so the boys each had their own. 

I let those little hands put the laundry clips on the cotton balls.


Put some paint on the pan and start painting!



Teo wore a painting frock because at 1 year and 8 months he’s still a VERY messy painter and gets paint everywhere. 

The concentration face on this one…

It’s good to line the painting surface with newspaper and secure the paper on to the table. I used masking tape.

Sharing paint and cotton balls

Here is Caleb’s work of art.


And here is Teo’s.  

Teo took out some of the cotton balls and used his fingers to paint also.

We still had some paint left over. 


So I put the leftover paint on their hands and let them stamp / print it on to paper. 



30 minutes of messy fun. All done!


Thanks for stopping by! 

Till next time!

Posted in All Kid Activities

Can Painting

Here are the materials you will need for this activity:

1. Tin cans. Washed and cleaned. Make sure you remove both the top and bottom covers and file off any sharp edges.

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2. YARN tied around the tin can.
Just use a simple knot and cut the extra yarn off.

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3. Finger paints.

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4. Big piece of paper to paint on. You can use paper bags for this (Check out my post on how to reuse paper bags!)

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Squeeze some paint onto the paper. Then roll the tin can around and have messy fun! Great for gross motor skills 😉

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Caleb shows me how messy it can get.

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Working hard.

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Pretty colors on the can.

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Finished product.

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Posted in Home Investigations

Home Investigation: Magnets

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I bought these magnets for a song at the local flea market. I thought magnet investigation would be a fun activity for Caleb. I provided him with various things to test his magnet on.

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He surprised me during this activity by creating with the magnets instead!

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Eyeglasses!

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Look mom!

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Earphones! Hahaha! This boy cracks me up.

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Enjoying himself.

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I urged him to go around the house to see which things, objects, appliances his magnet would stick to. He did this for a while and went back to “creating” instead.

Look! A number 8!

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His creative juices were flowing! Why would stand in the way of that? Haha! Let’s try again tomorrow 😉